Last year, Google announced support for SAML 2.0 with Google as the identity provider, and now they're adding pre-configured support for Microsoft Office 365, Facebook at Work, Panorama9, New Relic, Concur, Coupa, Box, Slac, and others.
As the company notes, this adds to hundreds of apps it already supports through the Google Apps Marketplace and OpenID Connect.
"Millions of businesses rely on Google to protect employee logins to Google Apps services like Drive and Gmail," says Google Apps for Work Product Manager Shashank Gupta. "And we continue to make it easier to extend that ease and security to more applications with Google Identity, providing organizations a single place to manage identity and security for all of their SaaS/IT applications."
"Google's identity services provide even more security on mobile when combined with Google Apps enterprise mobile management controls like password strength, lock screen requirements and app management," Gupta adds. "These can work in tandem with the increasing number of mobile security options, from hardware such as fingerprint readers, to software such as Google’s Smart Lock. Our Google Smart Lock features are available to all Google Accounts, including those used at work, and we provide identity services and enterprise mobility management (EMM) as part of Google Apps for Work at no additional cost."
Google has an identity whitepaper about how you can use its identity services available here.
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